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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53375
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Type:Vickers Wellington IC
Owner/operator:99 Squadron Royal Air Force
Registration: P9281
C/n / msn: LN-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schaijk -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waterbeach
Destination airport:RAF Waterbeach
Mission-Düsseldorf. Took off from RAF Waterbeach. Shot down by night-fighter. Both survivors were wounded. Sgt Harley being the most seriously hurt with shrapnel embedded in his back. Those who died are buried in Uden War Cemetery.
Sgt J A Barron +
Sgt W W Hall pow
Sgt D H Harley pow
Sgt J A S Reid +
Sgt A E Hibbin +
Sgt J Beattie +
In 1989 Sgt Hall wrote a brief report of this action, followed by an account of his time spent as a prisoner of war. His book was published by Merlin books Limited under the title, Flyer's Tale.

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 64.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Apr-2016 07:53 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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